Going Back to School? 11 Must-Haves for Building a Next Level Gaming Room for Your Dorm or Student Apartment

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CORE Gaming Helps You Make Your Student Gaming Retreat the Envy of Others

College students are heading back to school, which means many are taking their game (and their gear) with them – often for the first time. Now is the time for college-bound students to take advantage of back-to-school savings at CORE Gaming’s online store. CORE Gaming has vetted gear from top gaming manufacturers for quality, performance, and style, so you can buy with confidence.

We’ve made it easy to find what you need with recommendations for 11 must-have items to fill your student gaming room. Our list covers all the basics and then some to make your student gaming retreat the envy of others. Check out gaming desks and chairs, floor mats, headsets, backpacks for carrying and storing tech, and other recommendations below.

11 Must-Haves for Your Student Gaming Room

1. Gaming Desk—Durability and manageability best describe Arozzi’s Arena Gaming Desk. This top-rated gaming desk is high on simple aesthetics and functionality. The Arena’s large top is 5-feet-3-inches by 2-feet-8-inches and features a full-surface, edge-stitched mat that’s water-resistant and machine washable. Other highlights include custom cutouts for cables, a grommet-mountable monitor attachment, a cable management basket, and sturdy steel legs.

2. Gaming Chair—Arozzi’s newly upgraded Verona Signature Gaming Chair sports automobile-grade soft PU leather that’s durable and easy to clean. It’s padded with cold-cured, molded foam for extra comfort and ergonomic support for long sessions. Other features include highly-adjustable 4D armrests, an advanced seat mechanism, a redesigned headrest pillow, and a tough metal frame that supports up to 290 lbs. 

3. Floor Mat—Dampen the noise of chair movements and protect the floor from scratches with the 45.51 x 6.3 x 6.3 inch Arozzi Zona Floor Pad. Made from microfiber material and featuring an anti-slip rubber bottom, it’s easy to clean, making it ideal for student living.

4. Gaming Mouse—The Patriot Viper Gaming V570 Blackout Edition RGB Laser Gaming Mouse features an Xtreme precision laser sensor and Omron switches for reliability and speed. The mouse can be customized to match any color theme with full spectrum RGB lighting throughout seven different color zones. Paired with the Viper Software, this mouse allows you to program up to 13 buttons, set up custom RGB profiles, and adjust sensitivity to suit your gaming style.

5. Mouse Pads—Powered through a micro USB connector, the Viper Gaming RGB-LED Mouse Pad features continuous LED backlighting, six color LED illumination, and six LED lighting effects. Its high-performance, rigid polymer surface and high grip rubber backing provide superior performance. 

Made of an ultra-smooth fabric that optimizes mouse performance, CORE Gaming’s Mouse Mat XL can be rolled up and taken anywhere. At 32.5 x 15 inches, it’s the perfect size for gaming and school applications.

6. Backpacks for Protection & Mobility—Produced in limited quantities, the special edition CORE Gaming Backpack with White Trim’s offers an edgy, industrial look. It provides dedicated storage for gaming laptops up to 18 inches and gaming consoles like the Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch. Numerous pockets and compartments can hold mobile power banks, accessories, and personal items. Interior sections are pre-wired for use with mobile power, so gear can be charged while inside. There’s also an external USB port for plugging in practically any USB device.

Also produced in limited quantities, the special edition Alienware Area-51m White Elite Backpack offers three compartments, six exterior pockets, and seven interior pockets to store and organize a wide range of gaming gear. There’s also a convenient gadget pocket built into the top of the backpack for sunglasses, wallet, and other quick access items.

7. Controllers—The FUSION Pro 2 Wired Controller for Xbox Series X|S is an affordable, pro-level controller made of premium materials. Available in black and white, it includes a headset jack, volume dial with mic mute, and a braided 10-foot USB-C cable with inline release. Other features include customizable paddles, swappable faceplates and thumb sticks, dual rumble motors, and magnetic impulse triggers. 

The Spectra Enhance Wired NSW Controller for Nintendo Switch features smooth performance and two mappable buttons. With its slick edge-lit LED lights, select one color or auto-cycle through eight available hues to match game play with mood. Plus, cutting-edge ergonomics and materials let you play for hours comfortably.

8. Controller Grips—Wicked-Grips controller grips offer superior handling and feel no matter how long you game. Made of a comfortable, moisture-absorbing latex-free material, their low profile retains the natural fit and feel of the controller. Combo packs for PlayStation 5Xbox Series X/S & One, and Nintendo Switch Pro controllers include analog stick thumb grips. 

9. Headsets—With LucidSound’s ultra-lightweight and comfortable LS15P Wireless Gaming Headset you can upgrade your audio without breaking the bank. This headset works great with PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and PC. Features include interference-free wireless connectivity and a dual-mic system.

HyperGear’s 15537 SoundRecon RGB LED Gaming Headset offers full-range stereo surround sound, long-wear comfortability, and dynamic RGB lighting. Using the 3.5mm jacks, enjoy multi-platform compatibility for easy transitioning between PC/Mac, console, or mobile devices.

10. Speakers—The HyperGear SonicBoom 2-in-1 Detachable Soundbar’s low profile makes it perfect for adding big sound to small spaces. Connect via Bluetooth, coaxial, optical digital audio, or an auxiliary cable and use as a 40W 37-inch soundbar or a detached, dual-speaker system. 

11. Wrist Rest—Built to last, the CORE Gaming 18.5 inch Wrist Rest provides comfortable wrist cushioning and positioning for long stretches of gaming or schoolwork at a full-sized keyboard.  Easy to clean, its dual-lock stitched frame prevents fraying of the cloth surface and rubber base.

Special Offer - Back to School Sale. Get Your Game On!

Use promo code SCHOOL at checkout to receive 25% MSRP off CORE Gaming, Mobile Edge, and Alienware Brand products purchased through the CORE Gaming online store. Free shipping on orders over $75. Some exclusions apply.

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